Hi...remember me?

Oh my dear heavens! I've let nearly all of September (and August, to be fair) pass by without posting. If you are reading this now....thank you so much for sticking with me!
What a summer this has been. So many changes, so much shuffling around, so much to do...I do think it's been more time-consuming then normal. But here we are back in September (well and truly); kids back into their school routines, silly summer season over.
I do want to make one plea to you all out there (in internet-land). As we go about our busy day-to-day; lets-get-things-done lives (as we must); please, please please, take the time to read to your children. It is so very important. And not just little children...read to them throughout their lives with you. Read to them (or with them) right into the time they are teenagers. You may be thinking this won't matter to them; that they won't want you to; that they can read themselves and don't need this. Nothing is further from the truth! Reading to and with your children makes such a difference in so many areas of their lives. It has a huge impact on their education, intellect and emotional growth. It lets them know they are important; it lets you know you are important.
So as the school days march on and the 'busy' parts of life take over; please take  twenty minutes a day to read with each other. They will be grown and gone one day. You'll be happy you did...and so will they.


  1. Great advice, Mary. I've just dropped by to get some recommendations for reading with a six-year-old.


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